The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has sealed three private guard companies for non-registration and non-renewal of licence.
While Ochacho Security and Justigo Security and Allied Services were sealed on Wednesday for non-renewal of licence, Maco Security Services was sealed for not registering with the corps as stipulated by the law.
The command also arrested some guards of the sealed firms.
The FCT Commandant, NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, told journalists that it was illegal to practise without registration or with expired licences, describing the situation as a threat to national security.
“We are sealing these three private guard companies for threatening internal and national security, failure to renew the licence when due, refusal to be subjected to licensing authority, employing guards without approval, and failure to register as a private guard company,” Odumosu noted.
The commandant noted that the monitoring and enforcement exercise on PGCs in the FCT would be sustained, adding “We are sanitising the private guard industry.
“It is about internal security. The country is facing many security challenges and that is why the corps must be on its toes. If we compromise internal security, one is indirectly compromising national security.
“We will not allow quacks to take over the business of security in this country.”
Odumosu promised that the firms would be re-opened for business after meeting all the requirements.
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